January 15, 2007
Sunni muslims are outraged, following the execution of two of Saddam
Hussein's loyalists. They say the hangings of Saddam's half-brother
and a former judge prove Shi'ites just want more bloodshed, and they're very upset over reports that Saddam's half-brother was
decapitated, during the execution.
An Iraqi government spokesman says, all rules and laws were followed, and there were no insults or shouts, like there were during Saddam's execution.
Meanwhile the U.S. troop surge ordered by President Bush is
underway, and for the first time we're hearing about a
timeline from the outgoing top U.S. commander in Iraq.
Army General George Casey says "I think you'll see a gradual
evolution over the next two to three months, and then you'll see things
continuing to get better out through the summer and fall. But it'll
take some time."
There's a showdown looming on capitol hill. Democrats in both the House and Senate say, they're ready to challenge President Bush's "New Way Forward", but he vows he won't back down.
President Bush said "I'm not gonna try to be popular and change principles to do so."
The President appeared Sunday on "60 minutes" in his first interview
since unveiling his "New Way Forward" in Iraq. He told Scott Pelley, the
troop surge is absolutely necessary.
"There's not enough troops on the ground right now to provide security for Iraq and that's why I made the decision I made" said the President.
The House and Senate are ready to vote on resolutions 'opposing' the
troop build-up that's already underway, but their options remain